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New Speakers Added: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

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22 October 2019
New Speakers Added: 2019 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Atrium Ballroom

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

(The closest entrance is on 14th Street NW.  Please see directions below)

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. 

Secretary of Commerce (invited)

 

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Draft Agenda

 

2019 US-UZBEKISTAN ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Atrium Ballroom

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20004

8.00 AM 

Breakfast and Networking

8.30 AM

Greetings from the Event Host

Andrew Gelfuso, Vice President

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

World Trade Center, Washington, DC

8.40 AM

Opening Remarks by The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Lamm, Senior Partner, Co-Chair International Disputes Americas, White & Case LLP 

8.50 AM

Welcome Remarks by the Mayor of Washington, D.C. 

Mayor Muriel Bowser (invited)

9.00 AM

Keynote Remarks by the Government of the United States of America

Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce (invited)

9.10 AM

Official Statement by the Government of Uzbekistan

Elyor Ganiev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

9.20 AM

Update on Uzbekistan: An Insider's Views

AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm's Conversation with Senator Sodiq Safoev, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Republic of Uzbekistan 

9.40 AM

 Signing Ceremony

9.50 AM

 Coffee-Break

10.00 - 11.00 AM

US-Central Asian Economic Partnership

Moderated by Christopher Wilson, Assistant U.S. Trade 

Representative, South and Central Asia, USTR (confirmed)

Panelists:

Commerce Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Commerce Minister of the Republic of Afghanistan

Commerce Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Commerce Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic

Commerce Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan

Commerce Minister of the Republic of Turkmenistan

11.00 - 12.00 PM

Panel II

Public Private Partnership & Privatization of State-owned Enterprises

Moderated by Laziz Kudratov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Panelists:

Visa

Wiebke Schloemer, Regional Director of IFC for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank/IFC (confirmed)

Michele Small, Head of Representative Office, EBRD (confirmed)

Fei Yu, Deputy Representative, Asian Development Bank (confirmed)

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Ministry of Construction

Capital Markets Development Agency

12.00 - 1.00 PM

Panel III

Conditions for Successful Investment and Growth: Government Policy, Business Development, and Financial Instruments

Moderated by AUCC member 

Panelists:

Caterpillar 

Annette Maresh, Vice President, Global Infrastructure Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States (confirmed)

Javier Piedra serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Asia Bureau, USAID (confirmed)

Roberto Valfrè, Business Director for CNH Industrial Central Asia (confirmed)

Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Uzbek Chamber of Commerce

OPIC

1.00 PM

Networking

1.30 - 2.45 PM

AUCC-hosted Lunch

Keynote Speaker to be announced

2.45 - 5.00 PM

B2B and B2G Meetings

Atrium Ballroom 

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20004

6.30 - 8.30 PM

Reception hosted by AUCC

Atrium Ballroom

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20004

Sherzod Shermato, Minister of Public Education Uzbek Delegation (tentative list)

  1. Djurabek Mirzamakhmudo, First Deputy Minister of Energy, Chairman of "UzAtom" Agency
  2. Laziz Kudratov, Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade
  3. Abdulaziz Akkulov, Chairman, State Committee for Development of Tourism
  4. Nodir Otajonov, Chairman, "Uzagrotechindustryholding" JSC
  5. Odil Temirov, Chairman, "Uzchemicalindustry" JSC
  6. Ilkhom Khaydarov, Chairman, "Uztextileindustry" Association
  7. Tokhirjon Jalilov, Chairman, "Uzbekfoodindustry" Holding Company
  8. Mirziyod Yunusov, Chairman, "Uzelectrotechnicalindustry" Association
  9. Sardor Kariev, Director General of the Agency for Development of Pharmaceutical industry
  10. Uzbek State Committee of Geology - participation is confirmed,
  11. Ministry of Justice, TBD
  12. Ministry of Finance, TBD

The AUCC delegation will be led by the chamber's Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.

AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC. The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents commercial interests of US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  

FORUM RECEPTION

All forum participants are invited to the Reception that will be held from 6.30pm till 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Atrium Ballrom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.  

FORUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019.

SPONSORSHIP

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (limited availability)

AUCC has a block of rooms (on a First Come, First Serve Basis) at Grand Hyatt Washington for the following dates: Sunday, October 20, Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Please use the following link to reserve a room:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASGH/G-AUCCDeadline is Monday, September 16, 2019.   

NON-AUCC ADMISSION FEE: 

Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and the US and Central Asian Government representatives.
All other guests and participants shall pay a 0.00 admission fee.  The fee is non-refundable. Please follow the link below to make a payment and register for the event.         

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DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE: 

BY CAR

  • Enter parking garage from any of the three entrance ramps 
  • Follow posted GREENsigns for the Atrium elevator banks 
  • Take Atrium North or South elevator to "C" Concourse level 
  • Exit Atrium North elevator and walk straight ahead, then bear right to enter the Atrium Ballroom 
  • Exit Atrium South elevator and head to the right, bearing left once you reach the concierge desk to enter the circular passageway 
  • Once you exit the circular space , bear right to the Atrium Ballroom

BY CAB OR FROM METRO CENTER (RedLine) METRO STOP

  • Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Walk towards ARIA Restaurant(orange awning with outdoor tables)
  • Enter the building through the door on your right just before the restaurant
  • Once you are through the security checkpoint head straight to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building)
  • Follow the overhead signage to the left and down the escalators
  • Once you reach the bottom of the escalators, turn right and walk down the corridor
  • Turn right walk into to the Atrium Ballroom

BY METRO - FEDERAL TRIANGLE (Blue/Orange/SilverLines) METRO STOP

  • Follow signs inside station to Ronald Reagan Building
  • Once inside the building, walk straight down the corridor to enter the Atrium
  • Once you've passed through the circular passageway, bear right  to the Atrium Ballroom

A CONCIERGE DESK IS LOCATED NEAR EACH ENTRANCE DOOR
FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
(202) 312-1300